Macquarie Harbour

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads, Swan Basin, Strahan Public Jetty, Regatta Point, Lettes Bay, Kelly’s Basin and Cape Sorell.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Australian salmon, Atlantic salmon, cod, flounder, trout and whitespotted dogfish.

Local fishing facts

  • Maugean Skate  
    From a boat, you can also catch barracouta, morwong, mullet, bastard trumpeter, pink ling and silver trevally.
  • Macquarie Harbour is the only waterway in Tasmania where recreational gillnetting is allowed at night.  To protect endangered Maugean skates, netting is not allowed in the harbour's internal waters. If you catch a Maugean skate, release it as quickly as possible.
  • Macquarie Harbour entrance is a no gillnetting area to protect Little Penguins.
  • There is great surf-fishing for salmon, mullet and gummy shark at Macquarie Heads or Ocean Beach.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around Macquarie Harbour as a colour PDF which can be easily printed.  Includes where to fish, which fish can be caught, bait and gear information, local fishing facts and sea fishing rules information.

FISHING AROUND MACQUARIE HARBOUR - PDF (3MB)


    Contact

    Recreational Fishing Enquiries
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
    Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

    Hotline

    Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

    0427 655 557

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    Contact us

    Recreational Fishing

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    Hobart TAS 7000

    Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

    Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

    Commercial Fisheries

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

    Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

    Commercial Fisheries Licensing

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

    Email: fishing.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au